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Grass cover retained by nose-ringing of outdoor sows only partially reduces the risk of N leaching

Eriksen, J. (2005) Grass cover retained by nose-ringing of outdoor sows only partially reduces the risk of N leaching. DARCOFenews (3).

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Summary

Nose-ringing is an option to maintain grass cover in outdoor pig production systems. However ringing is no guarantee for a low environmental load. Management choices in terms of feeding, animal density and nutrient distribution are at least as important in order to obtain a low nutrient loss potential.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Subjects: Soil > Nutrient turnover
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > II. 9 (PIGSYS) New systems in organic pig production
Deposited By: Eriksen, Senior scientist Jørgen
ID Code:6133
Deposited On:26 Oct 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:31
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:Newsletter from Danish Research Centre for Organic Food and Farming

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